Category Archives: Periods – Medieval

New sample article now posted

A new sample article has been posted. It’s by Kevin White and describes how he adapted rules for an Agincourt campaign based on an original idea from Don Featherstone. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Amazons!

By Rob Morgan June 24th in the Year of Our Lord 1542 may possibly have been one of the most unusual in Spanish military history. On that day, in a prolonged and lively skirmish, rather than a battle, the men … Continue reading

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The chess board as the ultimate portable wargame

By Jim Rohrer Wargaming on a chessboard combines the advantages of playing on a small space, portability, and using a grid.  Some special rules are needed to avoid confusion.  For example, no diagonal movements are allowed.  One-Hour Wargames rules lend … Continue reading

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Polish scythe-men

(Editor’s note: This comment by Rob Morgan is in response to Jim Rohrer’s question in the earlier blog post on “Scythes as weapons.”) By Rob Morgan Scythes? A fascinating and long running subject, Jim. The scythe, from its medieval origins, … Continue reading

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Scythes as weapons

By Rob Morgan I’ve just read an article in The Antiquaries Journal (Volume 99, September 2019, pp. 225-270) by Edward Impey of the Royal Armouries. It’s entitled “A Desperate Weapon: Re-hafted scythes at Sedgemoor in warfare and in the Tower … Continue reading

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DIY fort or castle

By Jim Rohrer Like many other people these days, I have been puttering around at my hobby table. In general, One-Hour Wargames is my guide for gaming. The layouts fit on a small table and the scenery is minimalist. Each item is … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Medieval Cannon 1326-1494’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan finds a recent title from Osprey’s New Vanguard series to be an excellent resource. His review is on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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A sample article for May

A new sample article from past numbers of Lone Warrior has now been posted. This one is by George Arnold and is titled “The (Linear) Battle of Las Palmas.” In it, Arnold describes his use of Armati-inspired rules to provide … Continue reading

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Review of medieval artillery figures

Rob Morgan reviews a useful set of 1/72 plastic figures, depicting medieval artillery and gunners. It’s on the Reviews page.

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French postcards

By Rob Morgan This summer, staying in the walled medieval town of Dinan in Brittany, I had the opportunity to wander around some of the medieval-oriented bookshops and, in a tiny courtyard shop found a range of postcards, all with … Continue reading

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